Meghan Markle has a lot on her plate these days.
She's a new mom; she's still relatively new at this royal thing; and the British tabloid press treats her like she's new in school, and she spilled her dissected pig fetus on one of the popular kids during her first chemistry class.
(We kid, but really, Meghan's mistreatment by the media is no laughing matter.)
The duchess' own family has even turned against her -- in particular, her wicked half-sister Samantha Markle, who has made a career of trashing Meghan in interviews (as well as in a memoir that she's been threatening for years, but that thankfully has yet to materialize).
You might think with so many pressures and so many powerful enemies, Meg would be actively seeking support from anyone who might be willing to provide it.
But in a powerful message today -- her second in as many weeks -- the Duchess of Cambridge made it clear that she sees it as her role to offer help to the public, not receive it.
In a surprising new interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph, Meghan requests that the common folk not refer to her by her formal title.
The reporter describes a conversation with Meghan in which she reveals that she doesn't "want people to love her."
Instead, she wants to be heard, and she wants those who belive in her goals -- such as increased access to mental healthcare -- to assist her in seeing that they come to fruition.
"We get into this habit of wanting things done immediately nowadays," Meghan says at one point in the interview.
"There's a culture of instant gratification, of the instant fix. But we aren't mechanical objects that need to be fixed. You're a wounded creature that needs to be healed, and that takes time."
It's a game-changing comment coming, particularly from a woman who recently married into the British royal family.
Usually, press coverage of so-called "lesser royals" such as Meghan (those who are unlikely to ever obtain a title of policital significance) is limited to critiques about their fashion choices.
But Meghan has been a disruptor from the start.
And nowhere has Meghan's positive influence been more evident than in the slow trasnsformation of Prince Harry.
Piers Morgan might think Meghan ruined Harry's life by marrying him and providing him with a child, but we think the Duke of Cambridge would strongly disagree.
For the first time, Harry is speaking out about his own mental health, as well as the loss of his mother that so profoundly impacted his childhood.
And in perhaps the surest sign that it's a time of change in Buckingham Palace, Harry recently filed a lawsuit against the British media that's been harassing his family for generations.
Insiders say this recent change in his attitude toward the press and the public is all thanks to Meghan.
She may not want us to love her -- but it's damn hard not to.